Ready to Purchase A DJI Mavic Air Drone? Here's What You Need To Know
Talk about exciting! In January, the world's leader in drones, DJI, announced the release of the new DJI Mavic Air.
The Mavic Air Was Released With A TON Of Hype
If you're a part of the drone community online, the hype was pretty incredible. DJI offered great build-up with an exciting teaser page. On January 23rd, the countdown on the coming soon page became a bit more frenzied, and the embedded video footage on (what would become) their Mavic Air landing page was more aggressive...and even a bit louder. Rotospace had you covered on Twitter with a live stream (in case you were at work and stuck behind a firewall that blocks DJI.com):
We spotted several famous YouTubers, Travel Bloggers and Insta-famous people in the crowd including: Faruk from iPhonedo, Kelly Shores from Ready Set Drone!, Jennifer O'Brien from thetravelwomen.com, and Chris Burkard the Travel Adventure Photographer. We did our part to help build up the excitement on Instagram as well:
So, Is The Mavic Air Worth Purchasing?
It’s never a good idea to rush to judgement on a new drone. It's always best to let a few months pass before we give our final yes or no on the DJI Mavic Air. Our final opinion on the Mavic Air isn't a definitive one. It's actually falling into a YES and/or NO category because it really depends on your unique needs. There's a lot to consider...especially if you're thinking of making it your everyday drone.
It's a YES If...
You need a drone you can quickly unfold and fly...well, anywhere. The fact that it's tiny and ultra-portable can’t be disputed.
It’s probably one of the easiest drones on the market to travel with.
Price is an option. If you're looking to get into drones and start with an amazing device under $1000 that can capture great footage, the Mavic Air is an excellent option.
You need the smallest drone possible that is capable of capturing 4K footage at 120 FPS.
You are upgrading from a DJI Spark and used to all its features.
It's a NO If...
You've been spoiled by an original Mavic or Mavic Pro Platinum - the Mavic & Mavic Pro Platinum just do a better job on battery life, and it's not even close
You fly professionally and it's going to be the only drone you use at your gigs. Please, just don't do this. Showing up to a gig with only a Mavic Air just doesn't make an impact - it could just be seen as a toy, and you, a hobbyist. Have this drone in your arsenal, for sure, but look into a drone that can fly with a top of the line camera underneath like the Inspire1 or Inspire2.
You need super-high quality footage. The difference in the footage between this drone and higher end DJI drones is noticeable. If you’re a professional, you’ll be doing clients a disservice by not capturing footage at the best possible resolution.
So, now it's up to you...are you ready to purchase the Mavic Air?
Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts on the Mavic Air. We'd love it if you dropped a link in if you have any footage on YouTube as well.
About The Author, Jason (Rotospace's Creator)
Jason is an expert drone pilot who loves anything related to aerial technology.
He’s an expert drone pilot who currently flies DJI’s Inspire2 and DJI’s Mavic 2 Pro - which he enjoys keeping airborne whenever possible.
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